The discovery of a highly radioactive nuclear fuel element at Hunterston in North Ayrshire has sparked concerns about an “alarming safety lapse”.
Two sites in Scotland are preparing to bid to host the world’s first nuclear fusion power station, The Ferret can reveal.
Inverclyde Council has called on Scotland’s largest council pension fund to stop investing in arms and to commit to ethical investments.
The company that runs the port at Hunterston in North Ayrshire wants to use it to break up the radioactive hulks of defunct nuclear submarines.
Running an ageing nuclear reactor at Hunterston in North Ayrshire for another year could cause cracks in its core to rise 65 per cent to nearly a thousand.
The energy company EDF is planning to operate a cracked nuclear power station at Hunterston in North Ayrshire for another year before closing it down for good.
Cracks that could increase the risk of a radioactive accident at Torness nuclear station in East Lothian will start appearing six years sooner than previously thought, says UK safety watchdog.
More than 5,000 business sites across Scotland are going to escape judgement on their environmental breaches in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Ministry of Defence has been attacked for planning to increase discharges of radioactive waste from Faslane into the Firth of Clyde by up to 50 times.